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Cake Mix Cookies… Perfect for Summer and only 4 ingredients!

29 Mar

These cookies have been around my family for ages. They are easy to make, they look great, and they taste fantastic. You can choose to make lemon, strawberry, or orange cookies and all you have to change is the cake mix! I’ve tried this recipe with a chocolate cake mix and was not impressed with the results so I’d stick to more fruit flavors if I were you.

I decided to make lemon cookies this go around because we were eating BBQ for dinner and I thought lemon would compliment the tangy BBQ sauce perfectly. Delicious as always!

Cake Mix Cookies

Servings: 45ish cookies
Level: EASY!
Time: 20 minutes

1 box cake mix (lemon, strawberry, or orange)
1 8 oz. tub of cool whip
1 egg
powdered sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix first 3 ingredients.

Dough will be sticky. Refrigerate for a few minutes if it is too sticky to work with. Roll spoonfuls of dough into 1/2 inch balls and roll balls in powdered sugar to coat.

Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, or until barely browned along the edges.

Cool on a wire cooling rack. Yum!

Tips
– I put misshapen blobs of dough into powdered sugar and roll them into a ball while rolling them in the sugar. This sometimes helps tame the stickiness.

Banana Oatmeal Granola Bar Bite Cookies… Butterless, Flourless, Eggless, and No Added Sugar. So What’s In There?

20 Aug

These granola bar bites have ever so eloquently been dubbed “old people cookies” because of their ingredients. But take them seriously because they are VERY yummy! I like to make these little bites to eat for breakfast, as a post work out snack, or as a mid-day pick-me-up. They pack well and can be made into various shapes such as round cookies, square cookies, or bars.

They are super healthy and kids LOVE them. You won’t believe these vegan goodies are made without butter, flour, eggs, or added sugar! The bananas and dried fruit add lots of texture and sweetness so enjoy!

Banana Oatmeal Granola Bar Bite Cookies

Serving: 24 cookies
Time: 35 minutes
Level: Easy (super kid friendly, so let them help!)

3 ripe bananas (wait until they are nice and spotty. They are sweeter that way.)
2 c. oats (you can use whole wheat, steel cut, quick cooking, or most any other type of oats)
1/2 – 1 c. dried fruit, chopped (I used prunes but apricots and cranberries work well, too)
1/3 c. coconut oil (you can use vegetable oil)
1/2 c. nuts, chopped (optional)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Preheat oven to 350°. Let mixture sit on the counter for 15 minutes.

On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, drop mixture by spoonfuls. With your hands, shape cookies into desired shape and press down until flattened to desired thickness. (Cookies will come out of the oven in the exact same shape they went in…) Bake for 20 minutes. Yum!

Tips
– Don’t forget to use parchment paper. The bananas and dried fruit will leave a sticky residue on your baking sheet if you don’t!

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